Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

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    25 Nov '06 14:431 edit
    I'll start with five, I think.
    1) Black to play and mate in 2. It is a fairly easy one- I'd say 2 stars out of 5.
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    25 Nov '06 14:553 edits
    The second puzzle;
    2) Black to play, what would you play for a decisive comeback? 1 star out of 5.
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    25 Nov '06 14:58
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    I'll start with five, I think.
    1) Black to play and mate in 2. It is a fairly easy one- I'd say 2 stars out of 5.
    [fen]r1r5/3P1pkp/4p1p1/6P1/2P2P2/p3n2P/1P2N3/K7 b[/fen]
    Are you sure it is in 2?

    ps. why dou you call this a middle game puzzle
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    25 Nov '06 15:01
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    The second puzzle;
    2) Black to play, what would you play for a decisive comeback? 1 star out of 5.
    [fen]r2B1rk1/pbp3pp/1p6/1Bb5/5n2/1PNPp1Pn/PPQpNP1P/1R1K1R2 b[/fen]
    Are you sure? Nxe2 Ne4!
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    25 Nov '06 15:03
    3) Black to play and Mate in 2. 2 stars out of 5.
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    25 Nov '06 15:04
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Are you sure? Nxe2 Ne4!
    Unfortunately though, Nxe2 is not the move I am thinking of.
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    25 Nov '06 15:061 edit
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Are you sure it is in 2?

    ps. why dou you call this a middle game puzzle
    Yes, I now think it is in 2. I call it a middlegame puzzle because I think it is not yet the endgame.
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    25 Nov '06 15:09
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    Unfortunately though, Nxe2 is not the move I am thinking of.
    Nxf2 Rxf2 exf2 Kxd2 doesn't work either for black
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    25 Nov '06 15:13
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    Yes, I now think it is in 2. I call it a middlegame puzzle because I think it is not yet the endgame.
    You will have to add more pawns, I think 🙂
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    25 Nov '06 15:13
    4) Black to play again. Mate in 1. 1 star out of 5.
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    25 Nov '06 15:15
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    Nxf2 Rxf2 exf2 Kxd2 doesn't work either for black
    Thanks. I have changed it now. Can you PM your answers please.
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    25 Nov '06 15:16
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    You will have to add more pawns, I think 🙂
    I respect your ability, Mephisto, but I don't think so.
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    25 Nov '06 15:21
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    Thanks. I have changed it now. Can you PM your answers please.
    Sorry, that's not how puzzles work. There are now too many winning moves for black.
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    25 Nov '06 15:21
    Originally posted by Black Queen
    I respect your ability, Mephisto, but I don't think so.
    pm me your solution.
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    25 Nov '06 15:271 edit
    5) I hope that this one will work. It is a puzzle about best moves. What would you play and why? Black to play.

    By the way, the knight on g1 IS a Black knight and it isn't a typo.
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